Country Director Afghanistan

Svenska Afghanistankommittén söker ny landchef till Afghanistan

 

Svenska Afghanistankommittén (SAK) har sedan 1982 bedrivet verksamhet på plats i Afghanistan, ett arbete vi är väldigt stolta över och som vi har lovat den afghanska befolkningen ska fortsätta så länge som vi behövs. Vi har närmare 6000 medarbetare, varav 99,9 procent afghaner, som arbetar med våra utvecklingsprogram inom hälsovård, utbildning, landsbygdsutveckling samt lokal samhällsstyrning -  verksamheter som genomförs i 14 av Afghanistans 34 provinser. Nu söker vi dig som vill ta dig an den spännande och viktiga rollen att leda detta arbete.

Vi tror att du som söker denna tjänst har en mångårig erfarenhet inom biståndsarbete, internationella uppdrag och flera år som högt uppsatt chef. Du har god kännedom om rättighetsbaserat utvecklingsarbete, är en föredömlig ledare med stor integritet, och trivs med att utveckla ditt team och dina medarbetare. Du räds inte att ta dig an en stor organisation i en komplex miljö.

Just nu genomför SAK arbetet med att verkställa vår strategiska plan för 2018-2021. Efterlevnaden och måluppfyllelsen av denna blir en av dina centrala ansvarsområden, samt att framgent starta upp arbetet med att ta fram vår nästa strategiska plan. 

Vi erbjuder dig ett spännande och utmanande chefsjobb i ett av världens kanske mest intressanta länder. Som landschef är du vår högsta tjänsteman på plats i Afghanistan. Till din hjälp har du ett chefsteam på tio personer. Du kommer omges av drivna motiverade kollegor både i Afghanistan och på Stockholmskontoret. Dessutom kommer du bli en naturlig del av nätverk av biståndsorganisationer och samarbetspartners.

Kompetenskrav

  • Universitetsexamen på masternivå med inriktning mot ledarskap, administration, statsvetenskap/internationella relationer eller utvecklingsstudier. Alternativt annan kunskap som arbetsgivaren bedömer likvärdig
  • Minst 10 års arbetslivserfarenhet från biståndsarbete samt från högre chefstjänst
  • Erfarenhet av rättighetsbaserat utvecklingsarbete
  • Obehindrad kommunikation på svenska (skandinaviska) och engelska i tal och skrift
  • Erfarenhet av arbete utomlands

Meriter

  • Erfarenhet av krishantering
  • Erfarenhet som talesperson
  • Erfarenhet av arbete med mänskliga rättigheter och jämställdhet
  • Erfarenhet från verksamhet i land i konfliktsituation och/eller postkonflikt
  • Kunskaper om Afghanistan
  • Genomgått HEAT-utbildning (eller liknande säkerhetsutbildning)

 Villkor

Anställning: 2 års kontrakt med start sommaren/hösten 2019 (inleds med en prövoperiod på sex månader)

Placering: Kabul, Afghanistan (detta är en non-family placering)

Lön: vi tillämpar individuell lönesättning

Förmåner: gratis boende, försäkringar, minst tre fria hemresor per år, med mera


Ansökan

Ansök med CV och personligt brev (på engelska) genom vår hemsida.

Sista ansökningsdatum 24 april 2019

 

Nedan kan du ta del av hela arbetsbeskrivningen på engelska

 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Title:                                  Country Director (CD)

Duty Station:                  Kabul Management Office (KMO), Kabul, Afghanistan

Reporting to:                  Secretary General

Immediate subordinates: Programme Director, Finance Director, Administration Director, Communications Manager, Internal Audit Manager, Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Manager, Security Manager, Advocacy Manager, Senior Strategic Advisor

 

SCA in Afghanistan

Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) has been present in Afghanistan since 1982 and is today one of the largest organisations in the country with around 6 000 Afghan employees. SCA currently runs development programmes linked to strategic objectives within Health, Education and Community-driven development with a total annual budget of roughly USD 40 million.

SCAs vision is an Afghanistan free from poverty, violence and discrimination, where human rights are respected, and all citizens live in dignity, enjoy equal opportunity and social justice. The organisation strives for this by carrying out its mission of empowering individuals, communities and local organisations, primarily in rural areas within the 14 provinces of operational coverage, and with focus on women, children (particularly girls) and vulnerable groups such as people with disabilities. By combining capacity development, service delivery and advocacy through a rights-based approach, SCA seeks to enable people to participate fully in society and influence their own development.

In Sweden SCA works with communications, advocacy and fundraising, employing around 20 staff at the Stockholm office and with some 3000 members organised in local chapters across the country.

 

Scope of Work

The Country Director (CD) has the overall operational responsibility for SCA interventions in Afghanistan. This task is governed by SCA Policy and Strategic Plan, implemented along Annual Work plans & Budgets, and managed through the Kabul Management Office and the five Regional Management Offices across the country. The current Strategic Plan period (2018-2021) entails further developing and optimizing SCAs mix of service delivery, capacity development and advocacy for ensuring intended outcomes. Simultaneously, the period requires strategic development of internal policies, capacities and systems, a continued promotion of gender equality, and a consolidation of decentralised mandates of SCA’s regional offices. The CD will need to ensure that SCA navigates vigilantly and flexibly through times of insecurity and political uncertainty, maintaining a sound analysis of the environment within which SCA works and taking a lead in developing SCA’s next Strategic Plan.  

The CD is, together with the Secretary General, Finance Director and Country Director Sweden, part of the Secretary General Advisory Group. The CD chairs the CD Advisory Group in Afghanistan.

 

Essential skills for the position are

  • being a team-builder and being able to adapt to a cross-cultural context
  • to have demonstrated self-awareness, leadership, interpersonal and communication skills
  • to show endurance, integrity, determination
  • to be flexible and results-oriented
  • an ability to work and cope in a stressful environment to be able to contribute to a good and professional working environment with all staff

 

 

Entry Requirements

Qualifications                

  • University degree at master’s level, preferably in fields such as management or business administration, political science, development studies, economics, or equivalent documented experience in leadership roles.
  • At least ten years of relevant work experience in senior leadership positions in large organisations within international development and/or humanitarian work
  • Solid knowledge of results-based management / management by objectives
  • Experience with financial management, complex budgeting and donor compliance
  • Excellent command of spoken and written Swedish/Scandinavian and English
  • Experience of working abroad

 

Competencies                

  • Formal qualifications in the field of international development
  • Experience from work with human rights and gender equality and/or knowledge of rights-based approaches including advocacy work
  • Experience of leading organisational change processes
  • Proven experience of managing and developing various forms of external partnerships
  • Experience from work in conflict countries and a good appreciation of security protocol relevant to such contexts
  • Experience of crisis management
  • Experience from work in Muslim country
  • Knowledge of Afghanistan
  • Have participated in HEAT-training or other security training

 

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RESPONSIBILITIES

 

General

  • Uphold and communicate, internally as well as externally, SCAs Vision, Mission and Values
  • Build consensus and effectively lead implementation in Afghanistan of SCAs Strategic Plan, including ensuring required internal capacities and systems are put in place
  • Plan, execute and monitor the annual Work Plan
  • Further promote and develop SCAs understanding of how to best put its Rights-Based Approach into practice, including promoting gender equality and non-discrimination with regards to ethnic, political and religious background in the organisation and its programmes
  • Sound continuous analysis of the external environment, including building and developing effective partnerships
  • Inspire Managers and staff in general to attain goals and pursue excellence
  • Promote an attitude of team spirit, cooperation and focus on quality
  • Ensure cost efficiency and effectiveness in SCAs operations in Afghanistan, including anti-corruption measures

 

Supervisory responsibilities

  • Guide, supervise, mentor and coach immediate subordinates
  • Communicate and enforce SCA policies and strategies throughout the organisation

 

Technical responsibilities

  • Ensure programmes and systems are developed in line with SCAs Policy and Strategic Plan
  • Plan and allocate resources for the operations in Afghanistan in accordance with established directives
  • Ensure strategic development of systems, procedures, capacities and support functions, including consolidating and fine-tuning the organizational structure
  • Ensure the M&E system is firmly integrated and that organizational learning is developed
  • Ensure regular reporting to the Secretary General of activities related to Strategic Plans, Annual Work Plan and decisions taken by the Board.
  • Guide development of quality, cost efficiency and effectiveness in operations
  • Ensure that a sound and efficient security regime is upheld

 

Finance responsibilities

  • Act in accordance with SCA’s Financial Regulations
  • Participate in the promotion and strengthening of fundraising activities
  • Be responsible for sound financial management in Afghanistan

 

External responsibilities

  • Maintain and develop relations and partnerships with relevant authorities, diplomatic missions, donors, aid organisations, civil society institutions and individuals
  • Be a spokesperson for, and strategically guide, SCA’s advocacy and communication efforts in Afghanistan
  • Sound continuous analysis of the external environment, including building and developing effective partnerships

 Personnel responsibilities

  • Be overall responsible for sound, efficient and strategic Human Resources Management in Afghanistan
  • Participate in the recruitment, promotion and dismissal of expatriate staff in consultation with the Secretary General
  • Ensure that duty of care commitments are fully met

 Miscellaneous responsibilities

  • Regular travel to Regional Management Offices and participate in field visits
  • When required, participate in Annual Meetings, Board and Executive Committee meetings in Sweden as well as conferences and seminars.
  • Carry out any other task within his/her field of competence, as requested by the Secretary General

 

 

Placeholder title

The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan Board bears overall responsibility for all operations in Sweden and in Afghanistan. The Board is appointed at the SCA annual general meeting.

The SCA Secretary-General, Andreas Stefansson, leads operations and reports to the Board.

In Sweden there is an office of around twenty employees, working with fundraising, communications, aid coordination and administration.

The majority of operations are carried out in Afghanistan, where the organization has more than 5 000 employees. Afghan headquarters are in Kabul. Operations are then divided among five regional offices who lead local activities.

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